Ohio congressional delegation lobbying for retired shuttle

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Ohio congressional delegation lobbying for retired shuttle

Dayton Daily News – Ohio’s congressional delegation sent a letter Monday urging President Obama to continue his support for assigning NASA’s soon-to-be-retired space shuttle Atlantis to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for permanent display.

The letter, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, to Obama was the latest in a series of letters in recent months to the White House and NASA urging that the Air Force museum receive an orbiter.

NASA has promised the orbiter Discovery, which returned to Earth from its final mission last week, to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. NASA’s administrator, Charles F. Bolden Jr., a former shuttle commander and retired Marine Corps major general, has said he will announce on April 12 which sites will get the two remaining shuttles, Atlantis and Endeavour.

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